Incubator wiring problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gatekeeper, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have converted a freezer into an incubator. The thermo is wired to the pilot lite that is wired to the light out of the light the wire goes to the plug. I know the wiring is right, pilot light comes on and the thermostat clicks on and off - but the light wont come on. If it wasnt wired correctly the circut wouldnt turn on the pilot lite or the thermo, right? On the light fixture there are two gold and two silver screws where you attach the wire. I placed one wire to one side of the lamp then the other wire to the rest that has the pilot light and thermostat. What could I be doing wrong? Did I need to attach one wire to BOTH of the silver screws and one wire to BOTH gold screws?


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  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
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    Quote:With most thermostats, the light (heater) would be wired across the terminals marked *Load*, mains power wired across *Line* or *Supply*.

    The indicator lamp would have one wire going to Load, and one to Ground.
     
  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twig thanks but this is a wafer thermo. The wafer thermostat comes on, the pilot light comes on but not the light Im using for heat ... I tried rewiring the porcelain light base, different bulbs - nothing.

    Gate
     
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  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Check out GQF website. There may be a wiring diagram for the Hovabator that would help.
     
  5. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TY Twigg
     

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